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peterm



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Location: Chicago, Il.---Oskaloosa, Ia.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:20 am    Post subject: Print it Reply with quote

https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/12/17101856/3d-printed-housing-icon-shelter-housing-crisis

https://youtu.be/SvM7jFZGAec
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SDR



Joined: 17 Jun 2006
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Location: San Francisco

PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always interesting to see new building technologies.

That said . . . they predict a $10,000 cost per unit ?


Lawrence L
16 hours ago (edited)
Promptly putting local carpenters and brick layers out of work... Just what El Salvador and the 3rd world needs.

Thanks, Techies.


Dan Frederiksen
17 hours ago
You could do the same just stacking sinterblocks. This is not 3D printing. You just do the walls and everything else is conventional.
Try to understand this once and for all. Laser sintering of sand.



That last comment takes me back to 1962: a clever and determined graduating student, Jan Wampler, built a small display kiosk/pavilion in Providence, with battered walls and crystalline plexiglas lighting. The
battered walls were to have been cast-in-place "stabilized sand"; when that didn't work, poured concrete was the back-up plan. I wonder if stabilized sand is now a thing . . .


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DRN



Joined: 10 Jul 2006
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Location: Cherry Hill, NJ

PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do the impoverished rural or disaster struck masses for whom this is intended have the funds to purchase the 3D printer necessary to make this? Do they have adequate electricity in their locale to operate the printer, not just a suitcase sized photovoltaic panel capable of running a lantern or lap top? Are ALL components 3D printed....the glazing, door and window sash and hardware, roof framing, roofing membrane, wiring, and LED lamps?

Is a Dwell-esque pool cabana respectful of local cultures and their building traditions? Think yurts and Catalan vaulting.
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The future of 3-D printing is probably beyond our current abilities fully to understand, but I won't be holding my breath for this system to put a dent in the housing problem of the third world. Long before building houses, 3-D printers will be churning out AK-47s for $1.95 a pop, and the world will be in a perpetual state of war. (Actually, that's already the case, but it will just be more widespread. Welcome to the Brave New World.)
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Rkarasch



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps someone will design 3D-printed body armor for even cheaper;)
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